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Mottram Collection

Eric Mottram Collection

Presented to King’s College London by his siblings in 1996, and now held in the Foyle Special Collections Library and in the Maughan Library, the library of Professor Eric Mottram (1924-95) is a wide-ranging and varied collection, reflective of an academic with diverse tastes and scholarly interests.

Professor Mottram spent much of his life teaching both English Literature and American Studies, lecturing in numerous places throughout the United States and the world, and holding the position of Professor of English and American Literature at King’s from 1982 to 1990. He was also a poet, critic and editor.

A significant portion of his extensive collection is devoted to American novels and poetry, and, in particular, poetry from the Beat scene.

We are currently cataloguing Professor Mottram’s collection to make it available to researchers. A full list of the books available in both the Maughan Library and in the Foyle Special Collections Library is available here.

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